With DTG printing, a printer directly applies the ink onto the t-shirt with inkjet technology. It’s sort of like printing on paper, except on a t-shirt. A special printer prints the ink directly onto the garment in the desired design. DTG uses specialty water-based inks, which are absorbed by the fibers of the garment.
Things you should know about DTG printing
Since the DTG printer is as precise as, well, a printer, you’re able to print images in much higher detail than screen printing, and you’re not limited in color. Because the printer can print any image, you have a lot of options to customize your design.
Which printing method is best?
Screen printing and DTG both yield comparable, quality prints, but they differ in method. For one, screen printing is one of the oldest techniques, while DTG is newer technology. Screen printing involves pushing ink onto fabric, while DTG uses a printer to print ink directly onto a garment. The decision ultimately comes down to your design and the quantity you need. Keep this chart handy – it sums up the points we talked about in this post.
• 2018 Epson F2100 printer
• Strict quality control
• Capable of producing up to 60 imprints per hour
• Oversized printing capabilities
• CMYK inks by Epson
• Environmentally friendly inks